End of June 2012 Blog Update 38 Comments
Another Friday and by now you must all know what that means…another Modest Money blog update Instead of a real post, you get to read about some random happenings around here and then go through my favorite posts on other blogs for some quality content.
First of all I want to remind everyone to vote for your favorite Canadian personal finance blogs and Canadian investing blogs. Both of those polls be unofficially wrapping up at the end of this month.
The poll for the top Canadian investing blog is extremely tight. It will come down to the wire between 5 or 6 blogs. The top Canadian personal finance blogs poll turned into a 2 horse race, but there is still time for some blogs to move up the list. Now would be a good time to ask your followers to vote before the poll is over.
I haven’t decided on the number of ‘winners’ yet, but I will be featuring the top 3-5 blogs from each list in a special Canada Day post.
The only other blog updates to mention are my Alexa Ranking getting very close to dropping below 45K and the number of RSS subscribers continuing to grow. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed and regularly visits this blog. It’s nice knowing I’m not just rambling to myself and my cats
I also have one personal update to share that I will be going into further detail on Monday. My cat Trip (the one in the photo) has been under the weather recently. I took him into the vet earlier this week and found out that he had a stone in his bladder. After a surgery, a couple days at the vet for monitoring and a 4 figure vet bill, I think he’s all better. Poor guy So no complaining about cat photos this week.
Modest Money Around The Web
A big thanks to all the bloggers who mentioned Modest Money on their blog recently. If you want to get on my good side, links and social shares go a long way. Just be sure to let me know if I don’t already regularly comment on your blog.
My Personal No-Spend Challenge on Edward Antrobus
Personal Finance Round-Up for June 24 on One Smart Dollar
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Fifth Edition (Has Summer Arrived?) on Canadian Personal Finance
The Yakezie Carnival – Summer Vacation Edition on One Cent At A Time
Weekend Wind Down 6/23/2012 on My Money Design
Budgeting Tips Resource Center on Ready for Zero
The $3k Challenge: 2nd Quarterly Update (Halfway there!) on Edward Antrobus
The Money Bulldog Daily on Money Bulldog
Why Do Companies Care So Much About Their Share Prices? on Simply Investing
Monthly Progress Report: Summer Celebration Edition on Careful Cents
Long Weekend Reading – Canada Day fun facts and great blogs on My Own Advisor
Weekly Blog Round: CMHC Mortgage Rule Changed on The Passive Income Earner
Globe and Mail article on Vix Money
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
And since my ramblings in these updates have so little to do with personal finance, here are awesome posts to check out on other blogs. If you want to be included in this list next time around, let me know. Bribes are more than welcome
Should I Pay Debt or Invest in Myself? on Edward Antrobus
Giveaway: Amazon Kindle Fire on Free Snatcher
Eating on a Budget 101: College Crash Course on One Smart Dollar
Why Every Renter Needs Renters Insurance on Money Q&A
Death of 30-year mortgage amortization in Canada on Canadian Personal Finance
Life Lessons I Learned from Super Mario on My Money Design
Are You An Investor Or Speculator? on Simply Investing
How to Use Your Smartphone to Save Money When Traveling on Careful Cents
How To Know If You Have A Debt Problem? on The Passive Income Earner
VEU vs. XIN on Vix Money
Financial Lessons from Ben Franklin on Freedom Thirty Five Blog
Bad Financial Advice From My Parents on From Shopping To Saving
Would You Leave Your Home to Make More Money? on My Alternate Life
Why You Should Live Green on Prairie Eco-Thrifter
Are Your Friends Smart With Money? on See Debt Run
Resistance to Change: A Double-Edged Sword on Thirty-Two Dollars
Do You REALLY Want to Work From Home? on So Over Debt
Starting a Blue Collar Business… Full-time on Blue Collar Workman
Ok I really need to stop getting carried away with these link lists. I keep telling myself that I’ll split them up into 2 posts when there are lots of mentions. Then I get into it and find some mentions that I didn’t notice during the week. And then I remember some other good posts from this week.
It turns out my blogging tips series has been fairly popular so far. Since I like writing those posts and helping bloggers out, it’s going to be continuing for the foreseeable future. Does anyone have suggestions for specific topics to cover? Or does anyone want to contribute a future installment of that series? It would be great to get someone else’s perspective every 2 or 3 weeks. I know some of you have been blogging far longer than me.